Outcast Benny Martin joined the army to escape public scorn. But when the townspeople learn that he is to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor, they pretend that he and his family are cherished, eminent citizens.
Arturo de Córdova,
J. Carrol Naish
Dozens of star and character-actor cameos and a message about the Variety Club (show-business charity) are woven into a framework about two hopeful young ladies who come to Hollywood, ... See full summary »
Olga San Juan,
It's the early days of the F.B.I. - federal agents working for the Department of Justice. Though they've got limited powers - they don't carry weapons and have to get local police approval ... See full summary »
In this screwball comedy a WW2 US pilot bombs a Japanese aircraft carrier, is assumed to be dead, and then is misquoted in the press as fondly remembering his days back home walking his dog... See full summary »
Ellen McNulty loses her hamburger joint and goes to see her son, who marries a socialite at the same time. Due to her modest background and a case of mistaken identity, Ellen poses as the newlyweds' cook.
One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »
The films of Mitchell Leisen do have that special touch that confers them a particular brightness and interest. In this movie Dorothy Lamour plays a thief's (George Rigaud) girlfiend tricked to carry a stolen smuggling diamond to Mexico whithout her knowledge. Once there she gets rid of the jewel by putting it into a strange's pocket who happens to be Patric Knowles. A succession of events and the meeting with Mexican famous torero (Arturo de Córdova, who also appeared in Leisen's Frenchman's creek) who runs after her lead to a Mexican villa where miss Lamour sings some songs disguised as a Spanish countess. But Thomas' wife Helen (Ann Dvorak) is soon jealous of her and plans to unmask her when she discovers her true identity. Miss Lamour sings several south american songs like "Adiós mariquita linda","Noche de ronda" and "Buscándote" and she also sung Perfidia that was sadly deleted from the movie in the end. Stunning Edith Head fashions and luxurious scenography add a styling and fascinating touch to the movie. It is a pity it was not filmed in glorious technicolor. As a curiosity, actor Juan Torena (Del mismo barro) appears uncredited as master of ceremonies.
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